In Memoriam: Peter Arabchuk

31 May 2023

On Monday, May 29, 2023, Peter Arabchuk passed away at the age of 82 years. We at the Kule Folklore Centre will fondly miss a great supporter.

Peter Arabchuk’s thoughtfulness and regard for those around him is evident in the aims of the Peter Arabchuk Endowment Fund for the Advancement of Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Heritage Preservation. His generosity through this fund allowed for the creation of the Sustainable Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Network, or SUCH. This multifaceted research and education program of the KuFC aims to assist Ukrainian Canadian communities to preserve and share their cultural heritage, in part through the awarding of Community Archives Grants to community organizations. Thanks to Peter Arabchuks’ foresight and generous support, the Kule Folklore Centre and Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives can continue to increase the accessibility of archival resources featuring Ukrainian history and culture through. We will also continue to develop the SUCH online platform, which allows Ukrainian community archives to make their holdings available online and easily discoverable.

Through these endeavors, Peter Arabchuk’s legacy will live on.

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